Triumph Over Tragedy: Getting Over Our House Robbery

Four years ago, thieves broke into our house and took everything they wanted. Our family was in Trinidad visiting some of my mother’s cousins for the first time. What was supposed to be a festive Christmas celebration immediately became a nightmare of a holiday for my wife and I. We took the first flight out […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes

Last year around this time, we moved back into our home. It was completely empty. We replaced the carpets, we went furniture shopping, and I assembled each Ikea furniture piece by piece, and slowly but surely, our home became our home again. We reconnected with friends and family. The kids re-enrolled in school. Finding work […]

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Why Asians Need More Representation in Travel Media

I had an opportunity to speak on a panel titled “The Changing Faces of Family Travel” at the second annual Family Travel Association Summit in October. The FTA Summit was a gathering of the FTA’s more than 100 travel professionals and 50 media members, and inclusion and diversity were hot topics throughout the event. In […]

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Day Dreamer – Natalie Chen of My Wandering Family

Another Asian family traveling on a gap year and blogging about it is rare, so I had to interview Natalie Chen of My Wandering Family from Surrey, B.C., Canada. She’s traveling with her husband and two adorable daughters (ages 7 and 4) for a year of family adventures around the world. They’ve started out their year of wandering […]

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10 Tactics to Win the Mornings

If I can win the morning, I win the day. Mornings are the most important times of the day for me. My morning routines set the tone for the entire day. It’s what gets me out of bed at 5:15am every day. It’s what gets me in the gym by 6:30am every day. And it’s what […]

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Family Travel in Lisbon and Madrid

We ended our summer with a two-week trip to Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain. Both cities were great for family travel. Lisbon is a city that often gets overlooked on travel itineraries in Europe, but we liked Lisbon for it’s laid-back vibe and historical charm. It reminded us of San Francisco in a lot of ways […]

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12 Memorable Moments From 3 Years of Traveling

Collect more moments and less things. Easier said than done. It took some time for me to realize that life has more meaning when I’m collecting more moments and less things. After 30+ years, I finally simplified my life and started spending a disproportionate amount of my money on experiences rather than material possessions. Becoming […]

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Family Travel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With all eyes on Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics in August 2016, we decided to beat the rush and avoid the crowds by traveling there in June. We spent over a week in Rio and had a blast with our daughters. Our days were filled with time at the beach, lots of BBQ meat, and some […]

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How I Simplified My Life—for the Better

After my 30th birthday, I thought it was about time to finally purchase a new car for myself, and my family. So I did, and I did it in a big way. I walked into the Acura dealership, picked out my gray MDX, and signed the loan papers for an over $700 monthly payment for […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Get Global Entry

It’s 5am and my Lyft driver has come to pick me up at my hotel in Atlanta. I have a 6:30am flight to catch. With boarding starting at 6am, I figure I can get to the airport in thirty minutes and get to the departure gate on time. Still bleary-eyed and exhausted from keeping up the […]

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